California has become the seventh of 24 states in the country to make it legal to show an electronic proof of insurance. So, if you’re tired of reaching into the glove compartment when you’re unlucky enough to get pulled over, you no longer have to worry if you have a smart phone or a tablet.
According to an article in the LA Times, “On Jan. 1, California began allowing drivers to use the so-called e-insurance cards. By showing an electronic image, motorists can avoid trips to the courthouse to produce the paper insurance slip they couldn't find as they nervously rummaged through old maps, owner’s manuals, and gas receipts. The e-version also lets them avoid have to pay fix-it tickets if forced to go to traffic court because they couldn’t find the paper document for the police officer.”
While insurance companies or policyholders are required to issue or use electronic documents, it looks like this might become the new wave of the future.
Would you rather have an electronic version of your auto insurance policy? There is certainly a new school vs. old school mentality when it comes to this new trend. Share your thoughts about the topic on our Facebook page. For a free quote from the most affordable insurance company around, visit www.safeauto.com.
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Germany is at the forefront of the race to develop the world’s first driverless car. What’s a driverless car you ask? Exactly what it sounds like. You in the driver’s seat starting the engine, then as soon as you do, you can kick back and relax as the laptop on the passenger side takes over.
According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, “devised by a team at the Free University of Berlin, the Passat is a highly advanced autonomous car, capable of navigating a safe path through unpredictable city traffic. It sees the world through a spinning silver cylinder mounted on the roof, a laser scanner, which generates a million data points per second to give the car’s computer a real-time map of its surroundings. Cameras and radar sensors provide further detail, alongside an ultra-precise GPS based on the navigation system used in aircraft.”
Wow. This sounds pretty crazy to us and of course, it will years before a car like this is ready for the mass market, but the fact of the matter is that it’s in the works.
Do you think that this is the future of the car industry? Do you believe that in a critical situation, an automated car would react more quickly than a human ever could? Do you think that cars will be driving themselves or flying first? We want to hear your thoughts and opinions. To participate in the discussion, visit us on our Facebook page. To get a free quote for the most affordable car insurance around, visit our website at www.safeauto.com
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According to Agero Connected Services, a Dallas-based provider of connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance, and aftermarket industries, integrating voice and touch-screen controls could be the key to reducing driver distraction.
Interactive voice commands for performing tasks secondary to driving are essential and new federal guidelines have been developed to ensure that these systems are being developed.
Current systems that use these interactive voice commands can be confusing and often times have inaccurate results. Improving these systems is imperative to minimizing distractions while driving. By utilizing the best practice of maximizing simplicity, these systems can be vastly improved and will help drivers pay more attention to what’s happening on the road, rather than to what’s happening in their cars.
At SafeAuto, we’re all for anything that will help reduce distracted driving and keep all drivers more focused on what’s important... the road! If in-car voice commands are the way of the future, then we’re on board! Of course, however, no matter how closely you’re paying attention, accidents still do happen. For those unfortunate times, make sure you’re insured (plus, it’s the law!). Visit www.safeauto.com for a free quote on the cheapest and most affordable car insurance in town.
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